Joey Chestnut wins Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

Famed competitive eater Joey Chestnut defended his title at the annual Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, held around Independence Day each year. Chestnut devoured 69 hotdogs, beating his previous record of 62. Matt "Megatoad" Stonie came in second with a still-impressive 51 hotdogs.

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg consumes a dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut (L) is weighed as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomber (R) looks on during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Hot dogs sit on a plate during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut (C) laughs as he is weighed at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: Men's world record holder Joey Chestnut (L) and women's world record holder Sonya Thomas eat a hot dog during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) watches competitor Tim "Eater X" Janus weigh in during the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Attends Weigh In For Tomorrow's Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)